STORIES OF STRENGTH OF OUR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Kakul is a market access platform selling eco-friendly and organic products sourced from women-owned, women-managed businesses who in-turn work with artisans, self-help groups & crafts designers who are passionate to produce, exhibit, and sell all-natural & sustainable products. We, at Kakul, welcome you to be our partner in the journey to build a safer and sustainable ecosystem for every living being on our planet.
The initiative was undertaken by Kakul Rizvi in 2018, a seasoned MarCom professional who succumbed to Blood Cancer in 2019. At least 10% of profits proceed towards supporting cancer patients during their hospital stay and 40% of profits will proceed towards developing new co-friendly and organic food clusters with women entrepreneurs.
Kakul is a Persian word that means the front flick of your hair or ‘Julf ‘, ‘Balon ki Latt’ in Hindi, and has been often used in Urdu and Persian poetry.
As the story goes when I was born there was very little hair on my head and my mother in the hope that I would soon get some hair, named me Kakul.
Kakul was MarCom Honcho, a dear friend, and a great associate to work with. She was a fighter and full of love, life & laughter. Kakul never gave up on her disease and fought with Blood Cancer until her last breath. This platform is dedicated to our dearest "Kakul" who made everyone's lives beautiful. She always recited two couplets from two very famous poets that gave her the inspiration during her life:
Tu aur araishey khamey Kakul
Main aur andeshaye door daraz
~ Mirza Ghalib
Suna hai raat se badh kar hain kakulein uski
Suna hai sham ko saye guzar ke dekhtey hain
~ Ahmed Faraz
Our Guiding Principles
Promoting "ECO- FRIENDLY", "HANDMADE" Art & Craft as a way to sustainability
Producing minimal waste- taking the "GREEN PATHWAY".
Special focus on PROMOTING AND UPLIFTING "WOMEN ARTISANS & ENTREPRENEURS" driven by passion and purpose.